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by real_darlo_85
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW,s tactical nous!
Replies: 41
Views: 8475

Re: TW,s tactical nous!

real_darlo_85, I note your point re the serious errors by the board and management and am sure you are not having a pop at them individually, but errors have been the case since we started from administration, from the Shildon original move, spending money we didn't have, seats bought for Bishop Au...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW,s tactical nous!
Replies: 41
Views: 8475

Re: TW,s tactical nous!

I think what Quakerlad is saying is quite valid. Despite an upturn in form and results in the last fortnight or so, it has largely been down to loan signings bringing fresh impetus into what was a flagging squad of players and he has struck lucky with a combination that have hit the ground running p...
by real_darlo_85
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Blood
Replies: 66
Views: 20777

Re: New Blood

I don't buy into this young bench, can't play youngsters blah blah blah. It's obviously needs must now and although in an ideal world they wouldn't be dropped in like this, we are going to have to because clearly we can't either afford or attract loanees from the 'Big 3'. Furthermore, what differenc...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW Post match interview
Replies: 31
Views: 8278

Re: TW Post match interview

Well TW has put the ball (excuse the pun) firmly back in the club's court by the sounds of it, he isn't resigning according to the Echo...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Cool heads
Replies: 52
Views: 13089

Cool heads

I know that tensions have been rising and I have been particularly frustrated with the way things have gone while TW has been manager. However, I urge that this frustration is not aimed at our board, as this will only be detrimental to the club in the long run. It is not easy being run as a part-tim...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tommy's interview - seething
Replies: 149
Views: 29885

Re: Tommy's interview - seething

TW's position as manager is now untenable and should be removed from the position as manager of this football club. This latest revelation just adds weight to the facts he is just not cut out for football management. To allow your players to openly miss training sessions just undermines everything y...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Kevin Austin RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 2551

Kevin Austin RIP

It's been confirmed that our former defensive left back, Kevin Austin, has passed away aged 45 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. RIP.
by real_darlo_85
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Resignation...
Replies: 231
Views: 35405

Re: Resignation...

I have waited until some of the dust has settled before making any comment on Friday night's disappointing result. The easy response, and the one I certainly felt coming away from the game was the despair of feeling that what was served up on the night was the best we could hope for. We didn't feel...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Simian stranglers
Replies: 29
Views: 6657

Re: Simian stranglers

Wonder if they are contemplating changing managers? Lost again against Dover who were bottom of the league. Normally, it'd be a bit of a laugh seeing them struggle but with our issues its not quite time for gloating.
by real_darlo_85
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Resignation...
Replies: 231
Views: 35405

Resignation...

....to the fact that myself and a few others have been right all along and TW is way out of his depth. Seems like a few more are of this opinion now after tonight's debacle. :wave:
by real_darlo_85
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: This Time Last Year
Replies: 66
Views: 12003

Re: This Time Last Year

Well by the sounds of it we'll be looking for a new manager like... this time last year! FFS! :thumbdown: :crazy:
by real_darlo_85
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Hereford
Replies: 96
Views: 21134

Re: Darlington v Hereford

My recent tweet about 'daft to go for the play-offs' was really about protecting oneself from disappointment. My personal view is that the team is better than it's position but not quite promotion material. I accept the point about what do you say to the players to inspire them if you don't aim hig...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: This Time Last Year
Replies: 66
Views: 12003

Re: This Time Last Year

Given the disappointments of the current season, I was wondering how it compared to last season at this point. At 17 games, as we are at present, we had 5 wins, 6 draws and 6 defeats, so 21 points from a possible 51. We had scored 20 goals and shipped 22. Goal difference - 2. So one point different...
by real_darlo_85
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Hereford
Replies: 96
Views: 21134

Re: Darlington v Hereford

I thought Hereford would be a force this season. As is, we need to be aiming for all three points if we have ambitions of pushing up the table. I wish Hereford well though. A proper club. In my opinion, suffering from similar issues in terms of geographical location and the team's they are competin...
by real_darlo_85
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: ‘Big interview’
Replies: 31
Views: 7121

Re: ‘Big interview’

Read that article and don’t buy a word of it. After having had a few of his little posse on here recently attempting to sling mud at the manager which didn’t work, it appears that the next plan of action is to try the ‘I’m not such a bad guy really’ routine. If the rumour mill is to be believed he ...
by real_darlo_85
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club news
Replies: 50
Views: 8902

Re: Club news

Vangelis - Conquest of Paradise
by real_darlo_85
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tes
Replies: 3
Views: 2554

Re: Tes

50 years wrote:Test
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by real_darlo_85
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Guiseley
Replies: 79
Views: 18627

Re: Darlington V Guiseley

The fact we have such a thin squad basically says to me that we have underestimated what we can afford. If this is a competitive budget for a shot at the top 7 then I think we have fallen well short, a competitive budget to stay in the league then probably about right (barring any more firesales/inj...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Styche gone this week
Replies: 118
Views: 24160

Re: Styche gone this week

Yet again the question has to be asked, why are we in a position where we have to lose players because finances are tight? Surely we need to learn to budget far more conservatively instead of adding risk? If it means a shoestring budget then it has to be that rather than counting on 1400, why not a ...
by real_darlo_85
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FC United V Darlington match thread
Replies: 147
Views: 35188

Re: FC United V Darlington match thread

And we are 4th bottom for a reason.. And it does not give us the God dam right to beat them because we are Darlington Fc and a bigger club mentally we should be beating these Shite bottom teams, You have to work harder and want it more , it doesn't matter what happens on the training pitch it's how...
by real_darlo_85
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FC United V Darlington match thread
Replies: 147
Views: 35188

Re: FC United V Darlington match thread

I'd hope we have up to 400 make the trip over for this vital game. Why a vital game?? Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk Because they're bottom and we're fourth bottom. To be fair it's not gonna define any of our seasons as we are only in October maybe if we are both still where we are (which is ...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Management
Replies: 109
Views: 21369

Re: Management

The bottom line is if the club is in serious danger of spiralling into a full-on relegation battle then the club/board should act in it's best interests. It is on record that the expectations this season are much higher than where we are now and we are not looking likely of achieving even the bare m...
by real_darlo_85
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Management
Replies: 109
Views: 21369

Re: Management

TW is running out of time there is no question and I'd say anything less than a win next week and it's curtains, win and he has bought himself another week or two - hoping it is the latter. :thumbup: However, my question to those wanting to give him more time is this, would you be happy if the club ...
by real_darlo_85
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Stockport
Replies: 164
Views: 31786

Re: Darlington v Stockport

There was nothing wrong with TW doing a complete overhaul of the squad. However, when you release players, the incoming players have to be at least to the minimum standard of those outgoing players and obviously what you really want is for them to be better players combined in a system that works an...
by real_darlo_85
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Stockport
Replies: 164
Views: 31786

Re: Darlington v Stockport

I think the lack of creativity from the midfield is our main problem. Therefore the defence is trying to bypass them with longer balls up front. Yep. That gives us 2 or 3 seconds respite and then the ball comes straight back at us. Football is a pretty simple game and yes midfield is where matches ...
by real_darlo_85
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nuneaton on the brink...
Replies: 41
Views: 12142

Re: Nuneaton on the brink...

Currently we are heading for the bottom 3. :thumbdown:
by real_darlo_85
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Stockport
Replies: 164
Views: 31786

Re: Darlington v Stockport

I don't like bleating on about it every week so to keep this simple, you know my view about TW and our current position and both won't change. :thumbdown:
by real_darlo_85
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Bradford (Park Avenue)
Replies: 92
Views: 22008

Re: Darlington v Bradford (Park Avenue)

To be fair to Harry, what is our CEO's footballing credentials? You seem to take his pronunciation as gospel. What do you mean by footballing credentials? His job is to run us on a day-to-day basis. His business knowledge and sense have taken us to a stronger position financially. He has a far bett...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Bradford (Park Avenue)
Replies: 92
Views: 22008

Re: Darlington v Bradford (Park Avenue)

I wish it wasn't so but TW just continues to confirm my opinion, maybe others are starting to see this now? Recruitment, team selection, tactics, I'm sorry but he never has had them and isn't going to cut it at this level at least! Although any team can lose a cup match, i believe we now have a gene...
by real_darlo_85
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The FA Cup banana skins....
Replies: 69
Views: 16141

Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

super_les_mcjannet wrote:Could have been better but also a lot worse.

Home tie is decent and I think Wright will appreciate the benefit of the Cup more than Gray, so 50/50 chance really.
Doubt that Stockport will be looking forward to South Shields away.